Saturday, June 03, 2017

Cessna Skycatcher C162, N7027F, registered to 7027 Foxtrot LLC, operated by Air Associates Inc: Accident occurred April 12, 2016 at Lee's Summit Municipal Airport (KLXT), Missouri

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:  

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA192
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 12, 201
6 in Lee's Summit, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/01/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA AIRCRAFT CO E162, registration: N7027F
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The flight instructor reported that the student pilot flared high and the airplane bounced on touchdown. Subsequently, the airplane veered to the right during the landing roll and the flight instructor took the flight controls and added power to abort the landing, but the airplane continued off the runway to the right. The right elevator struck a taxiway sign during the runway excursion, which resulted in substantial damage to the elevator.

The flight instructor did not report any mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The flight instructor's failure to maintain directional control during an aborted landing, which resulted in a runway excursion and collision with a taxiway sign.

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